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I Kings 8:64

for the bronze altar that was before the Lord was too small to hold the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat of the peace offerings.

thanks so much for the ways that so many people are working and trying to help get aid to haiti.

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it was two weeks ago that the earth shook and i feel like things here in this country and possibly in many other countries have changed, perhaps forever.  in the last two weeks i have seen many broken bodies and hurting souls.

 i feel like Christ’s response to a situation like this would be to offer healing, comfort and peace.  that has been my heart’s desire.  before the earthquake, haiti was a broken and hurting country.  women were having to try to provide for their children.  father’s waiting to hear their babies cry after they were born knowing what a risk their wives were going through during pregnancy,  people with chronic diseases not being treated,  a broken political system.  the story goes on and on.  

this earthquake has taken an already broken system and demolished it.  the future of this place though is bright.  we as the church can rise and do the things of Christ.  bring healing, comfort and peace.  exactly what that will look like as earthquake relief is yet to be determined.

i know that today many came through our gates and found compassionate caring treatment for their illnesses.  a woman with dangerously high blood pressure who is pregnant was treated and cared for.  she is not your typical victim you may see who needs surgery, but she has experienced extreme trauma from having been in port-au-prince.  she is probably wondering if there will be a tomorrow.  wondering where to look, how to find hope for a future.  

i desire for our response at NWHCM to reflect a desire to help rebuild lives and broken systems.  families, churches, medical systems, communities.  these are things that we were already focusing on in our programs and these will just become more important.  

thanks for your prayers and support over the last couple weeks.  the upcoming weeks i think will also be just as challenging.

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exodus 14:14

the Lord will fight for you: you need only to be still

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perhaps. . .

perhaps the Lord will work for us, for the Lord is not restrained to save by many or by few. I sam. 14:6b

thanks to so many of you over the last few days. thanks for your prayers and i ask for your continued prayers.

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please pray. . .

even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, your perfect love is casting out fear. for the victims and those who are standing to fight

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home. . .

i am so glad to be home.  we arrived safely in st. louis.  thanks for your prayers.

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supplies needed

if you are looking for what type of things we will need over the next few months as we deal with this emergency, please check my side noted lists.  these are things that we have always needed and we came here to port-au-prince with alot of our supplies and will need to replace those and also have more to deal with the upcoming months.

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